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Fox's Jonathan Morris & Neil Cavuto Say Economic Crash is Our Fault?

Reported by Priscilla - May 25, 2011 -

Given that the Catholic Church has, throughout history, been on the side of the wealthy power brokers, it's not surprising that Fox News, which is the mouthpiece for the wealthy power brokers, would employ a Catholic priest to promote their agenda. Earlier this week, Neil Cavuto and Fox's hired clergy, Roman Catholic priest Father Jonathan Morris discussed the HBO movie, "Too Big to Fail" which is based on the NY Times book by Andrew Ross Sorkin, a Cornell grad who is a financial writer for the NY Times. He is frequently a guest on MSNBC; but doesn't spend too much time on Fox. His book won the "2010 Gerald Loeb Award for best business book of the year, was on the shortlist for the 2010 Samuel Johnson Prize, shortlisted for the 2010 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award, and was on The New York Times Best Seller list (business) for six months." Naturally, none of that was mentioned by Cavuto and Morris who, while agreeing that there were some problems with the banking industiry (Ya Think?), it's really the fault of all those folks who couldn't afford mortgages. Talk about class warfare!

Naturally, there was no substantive discussion of the derivative market and lack of financial regulation. The "good father" (Cavuto's term) talked about the "moral consequences of economic choices." Morris had his Fox script down when he said that people should accept "personal responsibility" and not "wait for government to bail me out." He said that what's wonderful about our country is that our values "don't begin at our federal government. but in families." While the "good father spoke," the chyron provided the requisite right wing message: "Basis of moral life is personal responsibility." So screw you if you don't have a family, if your family is as economically depressed as you are, you or a member of your family has had a disabling health crisis, or you've lost your job. Screw you if you've been screwed by the banking industry which, BTW, is doing pretty well. The "good father" said that with wealth comes responsibilty; but there's nothing wrong with working hard to get it. Maybe Father Morris can spare a dime cuz you know that Neil Cavuto won't.

Comment: Fox's "father" knows best. Ya think!

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